Twelve. Thousand. Calories. A day.
What does 12,000 calories look like? Here's how it breaks down:
- for breakfast, a large bowl of porridge;
- three doorstep-sized sandwiches of white bread, butter, fried egg, fried onion, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise;
- a five-egg omelette tastefully garnished with parsley;
- three slices of French toast liberally sprinkled with sugar;
- three pancakes topped with chocolate chips;
- two large cups of coffee;
- for lunch, 1lb (that's a very large bowl) of pasta with tomato sauce;
- two large ham-and-cheese sandwiches with more lettuce, tomato and don't forget the mayo;
- four bottles of a proprietary high-energy sports drink;
- for dinner, another pound of pasta;
- a large cheese-and-tomato pizza;
- another four bottles of the same proprietary high-energy sports drink.
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What's he going to do when he stops swimming 15 hours a day and still has that appetite? Huh? What will happen then Mr.?ReplyDelete
I'm so glad that when I read the list, I wasn't all, "oh, that's what I had yesterday." But then, I'm more of a protein girl. I wonder what 12,000 calories of protein looks like? Perhaps I do not want to know.
Not that I have ever eaten that much nor wish to compare my person to Phelps, but I have to say that the ability to eat more when my uninjured body was training 15 hrs a week was sublime. Food tasted oh so good and my gut could handle oh so much more of the goodness. I assume this pleasure would be multiplied by a 100 for Phelps.ReplyDelete
To literally watch/feel/experience one's body empty of all calories and energy and then to fill it up, as if at the gas station, with a some Hammer Gel and sports drink and THEN still top it all off with a ton of pasta and a steak when you return home is simply divine. I'm unsure if I miss the eating or activity more...